The Russian Foreign Ministry has begun to identify and expose fake news about Russia. Here are the fist 5 over the last two weeks.
Fake and unsubstantiated news about Russia is published by the mainstream media on an almost daily basis. The Russian Foreign Ministry has set out on a mission to identify and expose such stories, launching a special section for it on its official website.
The following is a list of news stories that have thus far been identified by Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs as containing misleading, inaccurate or false information.
1. NBC News > Russia Considers Returning Snowden to U.S. to ‘Curry Favor’ With Trump: Official
Published on: February 11, 2017 | Written by: Cynthia McFadden and Willian Arkin
REALITY: Russia is NOT considering returning Snowden. Edward Snowden is free to return to the US whenever he decides to do so.2. The New York Times > Russia Deploys Missile, Violating Treaty and Challenging Trump
Published on: February 14, 2017 | Written by: Michael R. Gordon
REALITY: Russia remains committed to the terms specified in the treaty and has not been accused of its violation by the Trump administration.3. Bloomberg > France’s Presidential Front-Runner Says Russia Is Hacking Him Now
Published on: February 14, 2017 | Written by: Mark Deen
REALITY: This allegation is backed up with zero evidence. Russia has denied any interference in the French election. Meanwhile, Wikileaks has actually exposed CIA’s involvement in France’s 2012 election.4. The Telegraph > Russia plotted to overthrow Montenegro’s government by assassinating Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic last year, according to senior Whitehall sources
Published on: February 19, 2017 | Written by: Ben Farmer
REALITY: Once again, this allegation is backed up with zero evidence. Russia has denied any involvement.5. Santa Monica Observer > Vitaly Churkin is 5th Suspicious Death of Russian Diplomat in 3 months
Published on: February 20, 2017 | Written by: Stan Greene
REALITY: There is no evidence to suspect foul play in any of the insidents outlined in the article.